Back to School Survival Guide + Apple Key Chain Tutorial

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Wow! I cannot believe that my daughter is already starting school. It has about nine years since I went back to school. But I remember it fondly and am super excited to be sending her to school.



For me back to school, time is all about starting anew and getting a fresh start even more than spring and new years. My love is related to getting to shop for back to school clothes, school supplies, and toiletries. Walgreen’s has been a go-to place to stock up supplies and toiletries for school. This year I found tons of goodies for young women starting school this year putting together a Back to School Survival Guide. Walgreens had everything I needed to build a foundation for a Back to School Survival Guide for a young women going back to school this year. I found Grab U by Kotex CleanWear® by U, Bic Razors, and Eos lip balm and got extra points towards Walgreens Rewards for buying over $15 worth of the products. You buy $15 of participating U by Kotex / EOS / BIC products and get 3,000 Balance Reward Points!!!

Walgreens kotex promotion

I’ve been thinking about making an apple keychain from the Eos lip gloss since I bought my first red one. I wanted to make it for the Evil Queen costume, but I could not figure out how to make a leaf last year. I finally figured it out when I saw a leaf jewelry charm. Let’s do this!!


Tools & Supplies
eos Lip Gloss
7 mm Jump Ring (with openings)
15 mm Lobster claw
Screw Eye – Everbilt #216 1/2 inch
Leaf Charm
2 Chain Nose Pliers or 1 Chain Nose and a Rounds Nose Pliers


For larger claw key chain, use 9 mm jump ring and 30 mm lobster claw.

Take the top part off the Eos lip gloss.

Screw the screw eye into the o in Eos on top of the Eos lip gloss almost all the way, but not so much that it pops through the other side.

Open up the jump ring using the two pliers that you have on hand. Here is a video on how to do it.

Put the screw eye, lobster claw and leaf charm on the jump ring. Make sure the leaf faces upward and lays properly.
Close the jump ring with the two pliers.

You can now attach the lip gloss apple charm to your backpack, pencil case, wallet, and even use it as a charm on a necklace. This would also be an awesome gift for a teacher that loves DIY.

Back to School DIY Apple DIY for back to school Apple Key Chain tutorial Eos DIY Banana Leaf DIY


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40 thoughts on “Back to School Survival Guide + Apple Key Chain Tutorial”

  1. That is so adorable! That would be a cute back to school gift for a teacher. This is my last year of back to school (other than college). I am SAD 🙁

  2. That is so adorable! It’s amazing how one little addition like that can turn something into a fun accessory.

  3. What a cute idea!! I think that this would be a great gift for my kiddo’s new teacher! I know she would love this! I can’t believe we are even talking about back to school stuff!

  4. I need to make that. Like, right now! I live by my lip chap, and having it hang on my bag or on my keys would be to perfect way to keep it close at hand. Thanks for the idea!

  5. The key chain is adorable. I don’t want to think of think of school shopping yet. However, i have done some clothes shopping for my daughter. She loves clothes.

  6. I love those EOS lip balms, but I always lose mine somewhere in my purse. I love the key ring idea. That would solve my problem right there!

  7. I love that Key Chain and I’m sure my daughter will too. I definitely plan on making her one! Thank you for sharing.

  8. That is so cute. What a fun thing to do with EOS! Love that little bag, too. I am going to have to remember this for stocking stuffers too. Great gift.

  9. Oh my word! That keychain is beyond cute. I would love to make that, how convenient too! I love it!

  10. This is so so cool and such an awesome idea to do with the EOS lip glosses. I am for sure going to be doing this because it makes them more convenient. Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. The DIY apple keychain is so cool! I’ve been wondering about the EOS lip gloss. I see it at the checkout counter at Walmart, but never get it.

  12. Ok, your article is great! I was at first skeptical, but I read on…only to discover you have a tutorial that I haven’t thought of that would make a fabulous homemade gift! LOVE this POST!!! Pinning for teacher gifts!!! Seriously, well done!

  13. How cute is this and what a fun DIY project! I have a friend this would be perfect for! The question is, do I make one for her and one for me? Or do I surprise her with this as a present? Perhaps I will make one for me and see if she comments. What do you think eh?


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